Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.

The Anthem of the Heart

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Synonyms: Kokosake
Japanese: 心が叫びたがってるんだ。
English: The Anthem of the Heart
German: The Anthem of the Heart
Spanish: El Himno del Corazón
French: Jun, La Voix du Coeur
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 19, 2015
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Performing ArtsPerforming Arts, SchoolSchool
Duration: 1 hr. 59 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.851 (scored by 143336143,336 users)
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Ranked: #8072
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Popularity: #662
Members: 296,296
Favorites: 1,807

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Jun Naruse is a chatterbox whose life is colored by fairy tales and happy endings. However, influenced by her deep belief in those tales, she is too naive and trusting, and her words soon shatter her family's bond when she inadvertently reveals her father's affair. Naruse is scarred for life after being blamed for her parent's divorce, and her regrets soon manifest into a fairy egg—a being who seals her mouth from speaking in order to protect everyone's happy ending.

Now, even in high school, Naruse's speech remains locked by the fairy egg. Even trying to speak causes her stomach to twist. Though unable to convey her thoughts through words, she is unexpectedly chosen to perform in a musical alongside three other students: Takumi Sakagami, Natsuki Nitou, and Daiki Tasaki. Naruse makes her way to the club room to reject the daunting task, but changes her mind when she overhears Sakagami's beautiful singing.

Perhaps the fairy egg "curse" does not apply to singing, and perhaps Sakagami is the fairy tale prince she has been seeking all along. Will Naruse be able to convey the anthem of her heart?

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Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda. was created by the production staff of the 2011 anime series Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai., and the two works are set in the city of Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture. It earned 1.12 billion yen in the Japanese box office according to data from the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan.

The movie was one of the Jury Selections in the Animation Division of the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival. It was also nominated for the Animation of the Year award in the 39th Japan Academy Prize. A live-action film adaptation opened in theaters in July 22, 2017.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Saitou, Shunsuke
Nagai, Tatsuyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kanbe, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Key Animation


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Feb 18, 2016
GaryMuffuginOak (All reviews)

Right now, there are 725 that have watched this movie. "Wow!", You say, "That's even less than Legend of The Galactic Heroes!" So here's THE deal I'm offering you. You get to be part of the exclusive 725 people (Now 726 if you watch it) who get to see something AMAZING. Care to hear my sales pitch?

Right now, 161 people, a good 21% percent of viewers, have rated this anime 10 OUT OF 10. Now that's not for no reason.

Lets kick this off with the story. Important background knowledge first: A young girl named Naruse stumbles upon a magnificent hilltop castle. Her read more
Nov 10, 2015
Flawfinder (All reviews)
Oh goody, another Mari Okada teen drama. I’m not sure when my mind has started seeing these things as commonplace, but it was probably around the moment when people started saying to me with a straight face that “no really, Wixoss is totally a touching psychological character drama. Especially regarding that one girl whose main wish is to fuck her brother.” Nevertheless, I was kind of looking forward to seeing Anthem of the Heart. Anime dramas tend to be more tolerable when they’re only given a limited amount of time to tell their stories, plus if I’m not mistaken, this is the Anohana team’s first read more
Dec 5, 2015
NishiRun (All reviews)
Kokoro ga Sakebittegaterunda reembraces the theme of “expressing yourself,” reminding people that it is okay to speak out their true feelings about anything. This anime film, from the creators of Anohana and Toradora, tells a coming of age story that many people can relate to. Because the film illustrates a very relatable everyday situation, Kokosake evokes enough nostalgia to the point where the film becomes tear-jerking. The film’s situation can be seen as a general self-reflection of anyone’s life, questioning the freedom of expression—whether one should talk her feelings out to the world freely, or keep any thoughts to herself. But, acknowledging that there are read more
Nov 6, 2015
setvenx (All reviews)
Trauma from the past play a huge factor in the way we govern our lives in the future. Although there are ways to rehabilitate, more often than not we remain changed as a person and even more often we don't get the proper treatment or outright deny it.

From the producers that brought you Anohana, Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda feels like a one-shot that hits you right in the feels the same way it does with Anohana. We as an audience can draw from many of the experiences in our own life in all scales and magnitude to relate to Naruse Jun as she struggles to live read more

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